Bready pace bowler Conor Olphert has suffered an injury blow meaning he will miss Bready's trip to Strabane this weekend.

The 24 year-old was due to play in two matches for the Northern XI against the South, but has been ruled out of those too.

Olphert has a quad muscle tear which will rule him out for at least two weeks, and depending on how it responds to treatment could be as long as eight weeks.

(Conor Olphert appeals)

He will be hoping to be back in action sooner rather than later, as Bready try to win the senior cup for the first time since 2011.

They play Strabane this weekend, followed by a final group game at Fox Lodge which could decide who claims the semi-final berth.

The semi-finals are due to take place on August 29th with the finals the following week.